Forget lights, camera, and action. Instead… think edgy, never before, and extreme. Outré Theatre Company of Boca Raton, Florida seeks to change the way people see theatre and seeks to change our world.
Skye Whitcomb, the Artistic Director, says, “The idea that later became Outré started in the summer of 2011, when I was directing a production of Extremities by William Mastrosimone for a theatre in Miami. My assistant director, lead actress, and I would often spend time during breaks discussing the kind of theatre that we enjoyed, and lamenting the fact that there was so little theatre that was thought-provoking, edgy, and outside the norm. After quite a few of these conversations, we decided that rather than merely complaining, we would do something about it, and start a company which would produce these works.”
Creating Outré was a natural progression for Whitcomb, a long-standing fixture in the world of theater. In the past he has served as a board member at Main Street Players, Managing Director at The Alliance Theatre Lab, and Finance Director at Savannah Actor’s Theatre.
Outré, http://outretheatrecompany.com, performs in Boca Raton, Florida at the Mizner Park Cultural Center. According to Whitcomb, building the theatre took over a year of planning, ” We spent a year (the 2011/12 season) producing readings and concerts, just to sort of test the waters and gauge audience response. Our first full production, at the beginning of the 2012/13 season, was The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa. It was an ambitious project with which to begin the company, and we learned a tremendous amount during that show. Since then, we’ve produced four full works, two readings, and two concerts (including a world premiere musical). Last year, we won the Silver Palm Award for Best New Theatre in South Florida.”
Whitcomb’s day job is an English teacher at an exclusive private school in Plantation, Florida. He is well respected by his peers and students at his school. Known for his inspiring lectures and for challenging his students to be creative, he is ever the actor in the classroom. Students have been known to applaud after his lectures!
The website, http://outretheatrecompany.com, states, “We envision a theatre that nurtures the creative spirit of individuals and our community through original and established works, utilizing a variety of mediums to engage the souls and imaginations of the artists and the audience.
Managing Director: Sabrina Gore
Technical Director: Nori Tecosky
Artistic Director: Skye Whitcomb
Box Office Manager: Jason Fisher
Mr. Marmalade March 28 8:00 pm
Mr. Marmalade March 29 8:00 pm
Mr. Marmalade March 30 2:00 pm
Mr. Marmalade April 4 8:00 pm
All performances will be at Mizner Park Cultural Center, 201 Plaza Real (Second Floor).
Interview with Skye Whitcomb on February 26 and 27, 2014.